Knowing the date, time and place of a party are an example of the nitty-gritty of planning a party.
Origin of nitty-gritty
- Origin unknown
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Uncertain, said to have been used at first by black jazz musicians, perhaps ultimately from reduplication nit and grits (finely ground corn), from Old English grytt, grytta (“coarse meal").